Fund Family Profile

Who We Are

  • Largest Catholic mutual fund family in the U.S.
  • Diverse group of five funds that enable investors to align financial goals with moral beliefs
  • Value investors utilizing proprietary criteria to screen out companies that promote or support activities contrary to the core moral teachings of the Catholic Church
  • Place equal emphasis on investment performance and moral criteria in selecting securities
  • Serve institutional and individual investors
  • Advised by Schwartz Investment Counsel, Inc., a registered investment adviser established in 1980
  • Professional portfolio managers and analysts average over 20 years of investment experience
  • 100% no-load mutual fund family

Our Funds

Fund Morningstar Category Goal Investment Focus Managers Inception Date
Risk vs reward World Equity
AVEWX
World Stock Long-term capital appreciation Invests in companies of all capitalizations from around the world Joseph W. Skornicka, CFA
Robert C. Schwartz, CFP®
4/30/10
Growth
AVEGX
Mid-Cap Blend Long-term capital appreciation Invests in mid-cap and larger companies offering above-average potential for growth in revenues, profits and cash flow Richard L. Platte, Jr., CFA
Brian D. Milligan, CFA
5/1/03
Catholic Values
AVEMX
Mid-Cap Blend Long-term capital appreciation Invests in companies that are believed to be undervalued relative to their intrinsic worth Timothy S. Schwartz, CFA
George P. Schwartz, CFA
Joseph W. Skornicka, CFA
5/1/01
Rising Dividend
AVEDX
Large Blend Long-term capital appreciation and a rising stream of dividend payments Invests in dividend-paying common stocks Richard L. Platte, Jr., CFA
George P. Schwartz, CFA
5/2/05
Bond
AVEFX
Intermediate-term Bond Preservation of principal with a reasonable level of current income Invests primarily in domestic investment-grade debt of government and corporate issuers. May invest up to 20% of its assets in equity securites. Brandon S. Scheitler
Richard L. Platte, Jr., CFA
5/1/03

What Makes Us Different

  • All investments are screened to eliminate any company engaged in abortion, pornography, embryonic stem cell research, or those that make corporate contributions to Planned Parenthood
  • Our Catholic Advisory Board is comprised of prominent Catholics who establish our moral screening process
  • We provide a vehicle for investors who want to align their investments with their moral beliefs
  • Award-winning investment performance

What We Do for Our Shareholders

  • Help investors to preserve and grow their wealth without violating their moral beliefs
  • Provide pro-life, pro-family investments that enable investors to potentially achieve strong long-term returns
  • Manage money in a value-oriented manner
Mutual Fund Assets Under Management ($MM)